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Video: F-35B Squadron Activation

Video by Cpl. Isaac Lamberth, Lance Cpl. Maxwell Pennington and Master Sgt. Steven Williams


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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 redesignates as the first Marine Corps F-35B squadron during a ceremony at MCAS Yuma.


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This work, F-35B Squadron Activation, by Sgt Isaac Lamberth, PFC Maxwell Pennington and MSgt Steven Williams, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2012

Date Posted:11.20.2012 10:42PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:191353

VIRIN:121120-M-VP013-001

Filename:DOD_100650768

Length:00:08:48

Location:YUMA, AZ, USGlobe

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